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By ECRA Bloggers on 09/12/2016 10:48

Kellogg’s and other brands pull advertising from right wing news site 

By ECRA Bloggers on 08/12/2016 10:41

Paul Monaghan outlines the unexpected success of a campaign to persuade local authorities to use their buying power to reward tax paying companies 

By ECRA Bloggers on 06/12/2016 10:13

Lush Cosmetics and Ethical Consumer launch a new annual prize fund

By ECRA Bloggers on 05/12/2016 11:08

Cadbury is pulling out of the Fairtrade scheme in favour of its own sustainability programme 

By ECRA Bloggers on 02/12/2016 10:35

Company tried to cover up severe violations of environmental regulation 

By ECRA Bloggers on 01/12/2016 10:42

How to have an ethical Christmas 

By ECRA Bloggers on 30/11/2016 10:05

New report from Global Witness 

By ECRA Bloggers on 29/11/2016 10:12

Royal Bank of Scotland amongst those bankrolling the Dakota Access Pipeline 

By ECRA Bloggers on 28/11/2016 11:22

Workers walk out over minimum wage dispute 

By ECRA Bloggers on 24/11/2016 11:03

The BDS Movement kick off a week of action against HP 

By ECRA Bloggers on 22/11/2016 12:58

Radical Routes looking to raise £15K for worker coop bakery in Syria 

By ECRA Bloggers on 21/11/2016 14:29

Think before you buy this Black Friday 

By ECRA Bloggers on 17/11/2016 10:09

Guest blog from Labour Behind the Label 

By ECRA Bloggers on 14/11/2016 12:59

Come and have a say at Save Our Bank campaign’s first conference this Saturday 

By ECRA Bloggers on 11/11/2016 12:09

Undercover reporter finds Amazon drivers working 'illegal hours' for low pay 

By ECRA Bloggers on 10/11/2016 14:50

Lush Prize conference taking place today

By ECRA Bloggers on 07/11/2016 15:10

International trade union calls on consumers to sign petition

By ECRA Bloggers on 02/11/2016 15:04

Research shows lack of awareness but strong interest in ethical investment 

By ECRA Bloggers on 01/11/2016 10:09

Guest blog from local firm Investing Ethically for Good Money Week

By ECRA Bloggers on 27/10/2016 08:58

Campaign pressurises Co-op to rethink its advertising policy 

By ECRA Bloggers on 26/10/2016 13:42

Josie Wexler looks at where now for the boycott

By ECRA Bloggers on 25/10/2016 15:17

War on Want report exposes UNIQLO's abuse of Chinese garment workers 

By ECRA Bloggers on 24/10/2016 09:58

Rob Harrison attended an animal welfare conference in Toyko 

By ECRA Bloggers on 21/10/2016 08:57

Still mad about Brexit? Then boycott the companies who backed the leave campaign, says Simon Birch. 

By ECRA Bloggers on 20/10/2016 10:01

New journal on ethical consumption 

By ECRA Bloggers on 18/10/2016 09:43

Yan, who attended the event, shares her experience 

By ECRA Bloggers on 12/10/2016 10:09

Weekend of action against UK egg farming

By ECRA Bloggers on 07/10/2016 09:43

Guest blog from Ryvka Barnard from War on Want  

By ECRA Bloggers on 06/10/2016 09:03

Petition to the Austrian Chancellor who could block the deal 

By ECRA Bloggers on 04/10/2016 15:03

An international treaty to regulate corporations  

By ECRA Bloggers on 03/10/2016 10:46

Ruth Strange talks about our latest research into the footwear industry 

By ECRA Bloggers on 27/09/2016 12:07

Newly elected Green Party co-leader on Brexit, climate change and what keeps him awake at night

By ECRA Bloggers on 26/09/2016 14:23

The latest podcast from the Tax Justice Network

By ECRA Bloggers on 15/09/2016 13:33

Changes to look and functionality of guides

By ECRA Bloggers on 12/09/2016 13:46

New bill calls for more transparency 

By ECRA Bloggers on 07/09/2016 08:47

Sign the petition to tell Samsung to pay compensation to victims and their families in South Korea

By ECRA Bloggers on 06/09/2016 13:24

After a wave of protests, Sports Direct ditch zero-hours contracts 

By ECRA Bloggers on 05/09/2016 11:53

Over 40 events are taking place around the country

By ECRA Bloggers on 02/09/2016 10:34

Mackenzie Denyer shares his experience of interning at Ethical Consumer 

By ECRA Bloggers on 01/09/2016 13:16

Ethical Consumer co-editor Tim Hunt looks at what's in store for delegates 

By ECRA Bloggers on 25/08/2016 08:12

The latest research from the 'Change Your Shoes' Campaign.

By ECRA Bloggers on 24/08/2016 10:13

Anna Clayton of Ethical Consumer at the British Birdfair.

By ECRA Bloggers on 22/08/2016 09:41

Latest podcast from the Tax Justice Network  

By ECRA Bloggers on 17/08/2016 11:12

Shaun Fensom reports on the latest activities by the campaign to keep the Co-op Bank ethical

By ECRA Bloggers on 16/08/2016 08:53

Food and farming is the number one issue for campaigners in the new post-EU world, says Simon Birch. 

By ECRA Bloggers on 11/08/2016 08:35

Huge swathes of company data may be wiped 

By ECRA Bloggers on 03/08/2016 09:23

British cultural institutions sign new £7.5 million 5-year deal  

By ECRA Bloggers on 01/08/2016 09:44

Extended company profile 

By ECRA Bloggers on 29/07/2016 10:04

Rob Harrison discusses our new finance report  

By ECRA Bloggers on 27/07/2016 10:26

Guest blog from Ross Hemingway of War on Want. 

By ECRA Bloggers on 26/07/2016 12:59

July Taxcast from the Tax Justice Network 

By ECRA Bloggers on 22/07/2016 09:18

NearSt combines web and high street book shopping

By ECRA Bloggers on 15/07/2016 12:13

Carbon divestment campaign is the fastest growing divestment movement ever 

By ECRA Bloggers on 15/07/2016 08:19

New report outlines the extent of the problem 

By ECRA Bloggers on 14/07/2016 08:32

Green groups fear new laws mean lower standards 

By ECRA Bloggers on 13/07/2016 08:26

Campaigners release new video 

By ECRA Bloggers on 11/07/2016 11:13

Chris Packham threatens to boycott Marks and Spencer 

By ECRA Bloggers on 07/07/2016 09:12

Guest blog from Lisa Ashford of Ethex 

By ECRA Bloggers on 06/07/2016 08:41

The ETI ask, "do consumers care?" 

By ECRA Bloggers on 04/07/2016 10:36

Full ban delayed for another 18 months 

By ECRA Bloggers on 01/07/2016 14:13

Guest blog: Paul Monaghan of the Fair Tax Mark 

By ECRA Bloggers on 01/07/2016 08:41

Weleda added to product guide 

By ECRA Bloggers on 30/06/2016 13:55

Our mission remains the same

By ECRA Bloggers on 30/06/2016 08:45

A look at some Best Buy co-operatives 

By ECRA Bloggers on 29/06/2016 11:01

News and views from the Tax Justice Network

By ECRA Bloggers on 28/06/2016 11:31

Dobbies ethical score improves 

By ECRA Bloggers on 28/06/2016 10:28

Future looks bright

By ECRA Bloggers on 27/06/2016 10:10

Company had an effective tax rate of -91.7%

By ECRA Bloggers on 27/06/2016 09:57

From the latest issue of Ethical Consumer magazine

By ECRA Bloggers on 24/06/2016 09:49

From the latest issue of Ethical Consumer magazine

By ECRA Bloggers on 23/06/2016 14:55

A year of escalating direct action against the fossil fuel industry

By ECRA Bloggers on 22/06/2016 13:54

Tell EU member states to reject an extension of weedkiller's license

By ECRA Bloggers on 22/06/2016 13:48

Mixed results for tech companies 

By ECRA Bloggers on 20/06/2016 15:17

NGOs demand "Play fair with tropical fruit workers"

By ECRA Bloggers on 20/06/2016 09:01

National Trust terminate grouse-shooting lease in Peak District  

By ECRA Bloggers on 17/06/2016 10:03

Application being considered by DEFRA

By ECRA Bloggers on 15/06/2016 11:40

Landmark verdict against UK gangmaster firm 

By ECRA Bloggers on 03/06/2016 10:05

Company blames 2008 crash for failure to comply with law 

By ECRA Bloggers on 02/06/2016 13:29

Government claims company owes millions in back taxes 

By ECRA Bloggers on 25/05/2016 08:55

North Yorkshire Council grant fracking application despite resistance 

By ECRA Bloggers on 24/05/2016 08:59

News and views from the Tax Justice Network  

By ECRA Bloggers on 23/05/2016 11:58

How do we rate products? Anna Clayton explains all in Traidcraft's May podcast 

By ECRA Bloggers on 17/05/2016 13:02

Friends of the Earth's Great British Bee Count kicks off May 19  

By ECRA Bloggers on 17/05/2016 08:43

Shell forced to shut wells after 2000 barrels of oil leaked from its Brutus platform

By ECRA Bloggers on 16/05/2016 09:08

Humane Society launch new campaign promoting a meat-free lifestyle 

By ECRA Bloggers on 12/05/2016 08:44

Turn your nose up to pig factories 

By ECRA Bloggers on 11/05/2016 11:55

Victory in the fight against deforestation 

By ECRA Bloggers on 10/05/2016 13:11

Greenpeace campaign gains momentum as Tesco and Waitrose both threaten to drop John West

By ECRA Bloggers on 06/05/2016 10:00

Global Justice Now launch campaign to expose harmful chemicals

By ECRA Bloggers on 05/05/2016 12:18

Our latest magazine is now available to read online 

By ECRA Bloggers on 26/04/2016 11:57

News and views from the Tax Justice Network  

By ECRA Bloggers on 22/04/2016 12:11

Juliet Glennie reflects on the event 'Who Made My Clothes' as part of Fashion Revolution week

By ECRA Bloggers on 21/04/2016 11:04

Guest Blog from War On Want 

By ECRA Bloggers on 20/04/2016 08:42

Bryony Moore discusses her groundbreaking research 

By ECRA Bloggers on 11/04/2016 12:53

It is not too late to take part... 

 

By ECRA Bloggers on 11/04/2016 09:16

Government u-turn after backlash from animal rights campaigners 

By ECRA Bloggers on 08/04/2016 11:15

Guest blog from George Hammond of ShareAction's Step Up campaign highlighting the need for more ethical pensions in the Higher Education (HE) sector 

By ECRA Bloggers on 07/04/2016 11:54

Tell us with a video selfie for the chance to win a box of Booja Booja chocolates 

By ECRA Bloggers on 31/03/2016 11:55

Anna Clayton on optics brands

By ECRA Bloggers on 29/03/2016 15:08

Report on our work with the Rainforest Foundation 

By ECRA Bloggers on 22/03/2016 16:10

Our shopping guide to the top 5 ethical Easter eggs

By ECRA Bloggers on 14/03/2016 11:24

Optics companies sponsoring hunt events

By ECRA Bloggers on 08/03/2016 12:09

First building society to be accredited

By ECRA Bloggers on 07/03/2016 12:03

Guest blog: Ross Hemingway from War on Want

 

By ECRA Bloggers on 03/03/2016 11:10

Guest blog: Lauren Packham on a phenomenon that is good for your wallet and the environment 

By ECRA Bloggers on 29/02/2016 10:28

Fairtrade Foundation research shows that it is lean times for the farmers who grow our breakfasts 

By ECRA Bloggers on 26/02/2016 11:33

New genetic engineering techniques could slip through the regulatory safety net 

By ECRA Bloggers on 24/02/2016 15:19

Guest blog from Chris Miller of Protect Our NHS 

By ECRA Bloggers on 23/02/2016 16:04

Internal Revenue Service seeking back taxes from internet giant 

By ECRA Bloggers on 23/02/2016 15:46

Soil Association finds third consecutive year of growth 

By ECRA Bloggers on 19/02/2016 12:07

Osborne seeks country-by-country reporting 

By ECRA Bloggers on 18/02/2016 10:41

 

Vote now for one of 50 companies as nominated by our readers

By ECRA Bloggers on 17/02/2016 14:37

Why we strongly oppose the proposals 

By ECRA Bloggers on 16/02/2016 09:37

Amazon receive millions despite low wages and alleged tax avoidance  

By ECRA Bloggers on 08/02/2016 11:11

The last year has been an important one in the campaign to get Amazon to pay a fair rate of tax

By ECRA Bloggers on 29/01/2016 13:23

Small businesses at risk of mass bankruptcy 

By ECRA Bloggers on 27/01/2016 12:40

Topics picked for our next food themed magazine issue 

By ECRA Bloggers on 27/01/2016 11:20

Ask your council to get tough with tax dodgers 

By ECRA Bloggers on 25/01/2016 16:02

News and views from the Tax Justice Network 

By ECRA Bloggers on 21/01/2016 11:35

Guest blog from the Fair Tax Mark highlights the need for positive action against tax avoidance 

By ECRA Bloggers on 21/01/2016 11:03

Vote for the reports you would like to see

By ECRA Bloggers on 21/01/2016 09:42

Guest blog from Emily Kenway of the Living Wage Foundation 

By ECRA Bloggers on 19/01/2016 10:01

Divestment due to financing "settlement activity"

 

By ECRA Bloggers on 18/01/2016 13:28

New report outlines issues in supply chains of big energy firms

 

By ECRA Bloggers on 15/01/2016 09:23

Self published title to tackle irrationality and dogma

By ECRA Bloggers on 14/01/2016 13:22

New petition pushes for change in the law 

By ECRA Bloggers on 13/01/2016 10:48

Discover the humble origins of the international organisation, Greenpeace

 
By ECRA Bloggers on 05/01/2016 13:26

Ditch the January sales and love the clothes you’re in 

By ECRA Bloggers on 23/12/2015 10:09

Sum Of Us launch new campaign pledge

By ECRA Bloggers on 17/12/2015 14:53

Anna Clayton reports back from her cycle to Paris 

By ECRA Bloggers on 17/12/2015 09:32

Fair Tax Mark inspires landmark vote on tax avoidance measures

By ECRA Bloggers on 16/12/2015 12:16

Call to buy from UK companies paying a fairer wage 

By ECRA Bloggers on 10/12/2015 13:56

Guest blog: Shaun Fensom on the Save Our Bank account closures campaign

By ECRA Bloggers on 27/11/2015 10:35

Black Friday’s shopping frenzy is a cut-price ticket to environmental meltdown

By ECRA Bloggers on 24/11/2015 11:55

Where are the profits from Black Friday really going?

By ECRA Bloggers on 20/11/2015 10:55

Awards ceremony and conference taking place today

By ECRA Bloggers on 13/11/2015 10:46

Companies respond to criticism of RSPO 

By ECRA Bloggers on 11/11/2015 11:52

Presentation to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Weapons and the Protection of Civilians

By ECRA Bloggers on 06/11/2015 10:28

Join the Union of Co-op Bank customers 

By ECRA Bloggers on 30/10/2015 09:46

Report back from the second UK Food Sovereignty gathering

 

By ECRA Bloggers on 29/10/2015 09:45

 

The government has announced a plan to prevent politically motivated boycotts by local authorities

By ECRA Bloggers on 28/10/2015 09:44

Final report from the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty

 

By ECRA Bloggers on 27/10/2015 12:52

New and views from the Tax Justice Network

By ECRA Bloggers on 22/10/2015 13:58

Winder Power now Fair Tax accredited, SSE renews commitment

By ECRA Bloggers on 16/10/2015 11:23

UK Government moves to block “politically motivated” boycotts

By ECRA Bloggers on 15/10/2015 12:20

Modern slavery found in all stages of the Brazilian orange juice production

By ECRA Bloggers on 05/10/2015 12:30

Round- up of our recent event
 

By ECRA Bloggers on 24/09/2015 09:22

News and views from the Tax Justice Network 

By ECRA Bloggers on 22/09/2015 14:36

Employees push for a change in culture

By ECRA Bloggers on 21/09/2015 11:02

Co-operative trade body and retailer receive Fair Tax Mark

By ECRA Bloggers on 10/09/2015 16:09

Cost breakdown for latest Fairphone model

By ECRA Bloggers on 10/09/2015 15:36

New research confirms many cull zone participants not even farming cattle

By ECRA Bloggers on 01/09/2015 11:33

Consumer campaigners launch new initiative

By ECRA Bloggers on 25/08/2015 13:55

The latest from the Tax Justice Network

By ECRA Bloggers on 07/08/2015 10:21

Sunday August 9th, Peak District

By ECRA Bloggers on 28/07/2015 15:01

Tickets now on sale

By ECRA Bloggers on 28/07/2015 11:05

Callout for the UK Food Sovereignty gathering

By ECRA Bloggers on 27/07/2015 14:07

News and views from the Tax Justice Network

By ECRA Bloggers on 14/07/2015 12:38

Guest blog from optometrist Simon Berry  

By ECRA Bloggers on 10/07/2015 10:56

Short film about forest gardening

By ECRA Bloggers on 08/07/2015 13:12

How banks can support a strong climate deal in Paris

By ECRA Bloggers on 03/07/2015 10:24

Record environmental fine for fatal 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill

By ECRA Bloggers on 01/07/2015 13:05

Consumer demand for labelling grows

By ECRA Bloggers on 30/06/2015 14:41

Anti-fracking protesters celebrate decision to block drilling

By ECRA Bloggers on 29/06/2015 15:07

Have your say

By ECRA Bloggers on 25/06/2015 09:21

Guest blog: Meesha Nehru on the Fair Tax Mark conference

By ECRA Bloggers on 24/06/2015 09:53

 

Says 'Purchasing is always a moral act..' and backs consumer boycotts. 

 

By ECRA Bloggers on 23/06/2015 10:48

News and views from the Tax Justice Network

By ECRA Bloggers on 18/06/2015 13:13

Sarah Javaid from MADE explains the points of intersection

By ECRA Bloggers on 15/06/2015 13:58

Email your MP - event on 17th June

By ECRA Bloggers on 12/06/2015 15:20

Calls on the British public to make a pledge against tax dodging

By ECRA Bloggers on 08/06/2015 13:36

Guest Blog: Paul Monaghan on why you should join us at this event

By ECRA Bloggers on 05/06/2015 11:35

Campaigners protest against human rights abuses 

By ECRA Bloggers on 01/06/2015 14:05

Day of mass actions against the fossil fuel industry

By ECRA Bloggers on 26/05/2015 14:01

Company in tax u-turn

By ECRA Bloggers on 21/05/2015 10:25

MEPs vote in favour of mandatory compliance for all 

By ECRA Bloggers on 19/05/2015 08:17

Ethical Consumer joins call for tighter regulation

By ECRA Bloggers on 08/05/2015 09:32

 

Guest blog: Stephanie Green on the ethics of your shea butter cosmetics 

By ECRA Bloggers on 01/05/2015 09:26

 

Campaigners ask for more sustainable guidance

By ECRA Bloggers on 28/04/2015 09:52

Podcast from the Tax Justice Network

By ECRA Bloggers on 27/04/2015 11:35

2015 Prize underway

By ECRA Bloggers on 24/04/2015 09:37

The ethics of high street brands exposed

By ECRA Bloggers on 17/04/2015 14:07

A new initiative to stop tax dodgers winning public contracts